New Zealanders over 60 will be offered a vaccination from July 28 and those over 55 from August 11, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.
Covid-19 vaccine invitations to be issued to all over 65s in Auckland region this week.
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists recommend that pregnant women are offered the Pfizer vaccine at any stage of pregnancy. This is because the risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19 is significantly higher for pregnant women and their unborn baby.
As many of you will have heard, the travel bubble between Melbourne and New Zealand has been suspended as such there will be no flights arriving into New Zealand from Victoria.
Ministry of Health Media Release: COVID-19 info vital to vaccination programme Getting the right information is an important part of the process for Whaanau, hapuu and iwi to be ready for the COVID-19 vaccination, Associate Minister for Health (Maaori) Hon Peeni Henare said.
MEDIA RELEASE - Today's announcement that $110 million has been prioritised for the replacement of the Auckland Spinal Rehabilitation Unit at Ōtara and the General Rehabilitation Service at Middlemore Hospital has been welcomed by Counties Manukau Health.
Counties Manukau Health Board statement The Counties Manukau Health Board (the Board) has reviewed today’s Government announcement on the proposed health system reforms.
Putting a greater emphasis on primary healthcare and ensuring fairer access for all New Zealanders are two of the main drivers of health sector reforms announced today by Health Minister Andrew Little.
Counties Manukau Health to offer free consultations at 16 clinics to relieve pressure on acute services
Media release | For the past 10 days Counties Manukau Health has been dealing with significant pressure on acute services.
The Auckland region is currently experiencing high volumes of Emergency Department presentations which are impacting on waiting times. Clinical Director of Middlemore Hospital’s Emergency Department, Vanessa Thornton, is urging the community to come to the ED only for emergencies, including injuries which threaten life or limb.